Fort Bokar seen from the Pile Gate drawbridge

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Fort Bokar


The westernmost tower of the city walls was built to protect the approach to Pile Gate.

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Nearby Dubrovnik attractions

1. Pile Gate

0.07 MILES

The natural starting point to any visit to Dubrovnik is this imposing city gate, built in 1537. While crossing the drawbridge, imagine that this was once…

2. Large Onofrio Fountain

0.07 MILES

One of Dubrovnik’s most famous landmarks, this circular fountain was built in 1438 as part of a water-supply system that involved bringing water from a…

3. Ethnographic Museum

0.08 MILES

Inhabiting the 16th-century Rupe Granary, this museum contains mildly interesting exhibits relating to agriculture and local customs.

4. Holy Saviour Church

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Built between 1520 and 1528, this church was one of the few buildings to survive the earthquake of 1667. It’s open for occasional exhibitions and regular…

5. Fort Lawrence

0.09 MILES

St Blaise gazes down from the walls of this large free-standing fortress, constructed atop a 37m-high promontory adjacent to the old town. Built to guard…

6. Love Stories Museum

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Providing a sunny Dalmatian counterpoint to Zagreb's popular Museum of Broken Relationships, this unusual museum aims to tug at the heart strings…

7. Marin Držić House


Educational but not terribly interesting (unless you're a fan of 16th-century Croatian theatre), this small museum is devoted to Marin Držić (c 1508–67),…

8. Franciscan Monastery & Museum


Within this monastery's solid stone walls are a gorgeous mid-14th-century cloister, a historic pharmacy and a small museum with a collection of relics and…